Kefalonia is the largest
of the Ionian Islands and boasts the largest mountain range
in the 'Eptanissa' or Seven Islands. The island is the sixth
largest in Greece covering some 737 square kilometres and has
a coastline of 254 km. Kefalonia has a typically Mediterranean
climate. The winters are mild with frosts occurring rarely and
temperatures, in the main, rising above 5 °C. By contrast, summers
are dry and hot with negligible rainfall in July and August.
The air temperatures during this time are often greater than
30°C. and in open areas the ground temperatures can be very
It is famous for its strange geographical phenomena, for being
voted as 10th in a world scenic beauty league and recently as
the island of Captain Corelies Mandolin.